ALAN MILLAR takes a close look at the Canadian manufacturer’s second 1:76-scale casting of a British double-decker, packed once again with highly accurate detail and released with an initial choice of 20 different variations of livery and identity

Rapido Trains set a new benchmark for model bus collectors with the release of its finely detailed and accurately captured 1:76-scale Birmingham City Transport “Standard” Guy Arab in 2019. It has followed this with a second casting in the same scale for the UK, depicting another double-decker from the West Midlands — the Leyland Fleetline with Metro-Cammell Weymann (MCW) body built in Birmingham.

West Midlands PTE placed 475 in service between January 1976 and January 1979.

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